Cancer Clinical Trials

Sharp is a leader in clinical oncology research — offering patients access to the latest cancer treatments.

Sharp has more than 40 open clinical trials for almost every tumor site at any time. These trials are vital to finding and advancing cancer treatment options and play a key role in saving the lives of more cancer patients.

Today, more people than ever are surviving cancer. As medical researchers and physicians find new ways to treat cancer, survival rates for a number of different forms of cancer will surely rise.

Finding new, improved treatments is the central goal of clinical trials, which are usually studies of experimental medicines conducted with patients. But before studies of possible therapeutic agents are tested with patients, they are investigated in the laboratory. Laboratory results often help by letting researchers determine which new treatments are more likely to provide better results than a previous treatment for a particular kind of cancer.

Clinical Trial Locations

The following sites are conducting oncology clinical trials:

Find a San Diego Oncologist

To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego oncologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

For More Cancer Care Information

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please consult with your physician or contact the clinical trials manager at 858-939-5062 or send us an email.

To learn more about clinical trials at Sharp, visit the Sharp Center for Research.